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21 May

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Undeclared: Finding a major at the Mount

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It’s the age-old question – “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The reality is that many high school seniors don’t know what they want to major in – and that’s okay. That’s why, here at the Mount, we have a specially-designed program that doesn’t force students to find a major on their own, but rather provides the professional staff and college-wide support needed to help make that decision.

We wanted to know how undeclared students at the Mount ended up deciding on a major, so we asked a few current students and alumni to tell us about their undeclared journey.

Victoria Laiso ’19, Human Services major with a minor in Criminology– “I came into the Mount undeclared and my academic coach, Megan Morrissey, and a few other academic advisors helped me find my place here at Mount and the career I want to pursue once graduating with my degree. Meg helped me schedule classes that she thought fit best for me and listened to my interests so she could guide me in the best direction possible. We are also very close and she knows me well enough to understand what I am intrigued by and gave me different classes to understand what field of work would work best for me to better my future.  Continue Reading

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18 May

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Eagle Watch – May 18, 2018

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After the storm that touched down in Newburgh on Tuesday, many of you were asking us if the eagles and eaglets made it through. As of this morning, we were finally able to see that all four made it through! This photo was taken this afternoon, May 18. Photo by Lee Ferris.

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15 May

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1968-2018: A Letter to the Class of 2018

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Dear Class of 2018,

As you are looking ahead to your future, the Class of 1968 is looking back as we anticipate being on campus again for out 50th reunion. Fifty years has flown by, filled with jobs, marriages (and some divorces), children, grandchildren, deaths, travel, retirement, volunteering, and all of the other factors that are a part of life. For some of us the path was straight; for others there were bumps in the road as well as twists and turns. But for each of us who are returning this September, Mount Saint Mary College is a part of the foundation of our adulthood.  Continue Reading

14 May

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My First Year – Commuting Part II

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The Commuter Lounge in Aquinas Hall is a great place to hang out in between classes.

Hi everyone! My name is Christiana Kerrs. You can view my first blog post on commuting here.

As you all know, this year is coming to a close. Since I am a commuter, making friends hasn’t always been easy. At times, I have even felt lonely. During my first semester, I made a small group of friends from a few of my classes. However, we only started to become close and talk more towards the end of the semester. We didn’t keep in close contact over winter break and two of them transferred. That was very sad, but it was okay because I was determined to make more friends this semester.

I got to my first class of the spring semester, and one of these friends ended up being in two of my classes. This made me very happy to have a friend and helped to not feel so alone. Throughout the spring semester, I also made a bunch of friends in my Education classes. They are a great group of people, and we all bond a lot over our academics. It has also been easier to become friends with people this semester because I have multiple classes with some of the same people. Continue Reading